As a leading research institution in the field of lightweight system design, the Institute develops and tests new technologies for an emission-free tomorrow.
Our research portfolio includes high-performance materials, analysis methods for the entire life cycle, performance-based functional lightweight structures, efficient manufacturing processes for fibre composite structures on an industrial scale, and end-to-end digitalisation of the entire process chain.
Adaptronics opens up possibilities to provide lightweight structures with additional capabilities. For example, CFRP structures can be enabled with materials and technologies from adaptronics to change their shape, actively reduce vibrations, reduce sound radiation from the vibrating structure or diagnose their own condition.
Integrating active and passive additional functions into the lightweight structure is the goal of lightweight system design according to the motto "Everything contributes". To achieve this goal, seven scientific departments of the institute work together in coordination with five application-oriented business areas.
With its broad range of services and its creative scientists, the institute is a partner for industry, universities, research institutions, ministries and regulatory authorities.
In Hannover ist zum sechsten Mal der Innovationspreis Niedersachsen vergeben worden. Ausgezeichnet wurden Projekte und Ideen in den drei Kategorien „Vision“, „Kooperation“ und „Wirtschaft“.
An der Niederelbe zwischen Cuxhaven und Stade stehen – idyllisch zwischen Feldern und Obstbäumen gelegen – seit Mai 2023 zwei Windenergieanlagen des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR).
The origin of the martian moons Phobos and Deimos is still an unsolved mystery in planetary research. Both moons will be the targets of the Japanese Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission.
The FASTER-H2 project will validate, down-select, mature and demonstrate key technologies and provide the architectural integration of an ultra-efficient and hydrogen enabled integrated airframe for targeted ultra-efficient Short/Medium Range aircraft (SMR), i.e. 150-250 PAX and 1000-2000nm range.